mayhem

The Correct spelling is: mayhem

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  • n.
    1. Law. The offense of willfully maiming or crippling a person.
    2. Infliction of violent injury on a person or thing; wanton destruction: children committing mayhem in the flower beds.
    3. A state of violent disorder or riotous confusion; havoc.

    [Middle English maim, mayhem, from Anglo-Norman maihem, from Old French mahaigne, injury, from mahaignier, to maim, from Vulgar Latin *mahanāre, probably of Germanic origin.]


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